Wednesday, January 18, 2012, Mrs. Leota P. (Petry) Bevins went home to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born on December 7, 1932 in Miami County, Ohio, to the late Carl & Ola (Eliker) Petry.
She is survived by her loving and loyal husband of 59 years, Wilbur Bevins; children, Myra K. Bevins, deceased, Vivian (Bevins) Dailey, and husband Tom, of Greenville; Douglas Bevins, and wife Anna, of Arcanum; Dwight Bevins, and wife Corine, of Greenville; Pamela (Bevins) Graves, and husband Samuel, of Greenville; and Lisa (Bevins) Metzcar, and husband William, of New Madison. Twelve cherished grandchildren; Joseph Bevins, Nathaniel Bevins, Leah Metzcar, Jordan Bevins, Jacob Metzcar, Zachariah Bevins, James Graves, Chloie Graves, Loryn Metzcar, Joshua Metzcar, Leana Metzcar, and Josiah Metzcar. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Leota is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Arthur Lowell Petry, Carol Emerson Petry, and Delbert Petry, and sister Clarabelle (Petry) Shafer.
Leota was a homemaker as well as worked at JC Penny and Neff Lettering. She was a member of the Castine Church of the Brethren where she was very active in the Women’s Fellowship. She was a 4H advisor for 30 years, loved sewing, Gardening, and canning. Leota really enjoyed being with her grandchildren and playing checkers.
There will be a celebration of life on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Bill House officiating. Burial will follow in the Hollansburg Cemetery, Hollansburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the heart Hospice or Castine Church of the Brethren Women’s Fellowship. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com